family support and non-support
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
I had a loving mom who battled weight issues herself; she never criticized me or pushed weight loss things on me (she really didn't have to, I was miserable being one of only three girls in my entire elementary school that was overweight!). I had other relatives, particularly one slim aunt, who constantly lit into me. I felt like telling her "Do you think anyone ENJOYS being fat? I would rather cut off a body part than be fat; I just have an awful time keeping lost weight off!". But I would just take it and feel like dirt. Many very, very hurtful words were said, and she was a person I really looked up to (and still do).